June 3 – 12
BFF’s Website (virtual event). Windmill Studios in Greenpoint. Additional physical venues (TBA).
148 films will be competing for the Grand Chameleon Award (and other 29 minor awards). Even the smallest festival film can win the top festival award: The Grand Chameleon.
BFF is an international competitive festival. Films are submitted as and divided into six categories: Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Doc, Experimental, and Animation. In terms of presentation, films are grouped into 30 two-hour programs. Additionally, we will present two extra programs under the KidsFilmFest programming umbrella.
VIRTUAL FILM SCHEDULE:
The entire lineup will be available for viewing from June 3 trough June 12 around the clock without interruptions.
VIRTUAL PASSES & TICKETS:
BFF’s films are divided in six categories plus KidsFilmFestival. Pricing TBA.
INDOOR FILM SCHEDULE:
The indoor lineup will be presented at Windmill Studios and other venues from Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, June 12. The total number of 2-hour programs will be 32, including two KidsFilmFest programs. We plan to show three programs a day on weekdays and four programs a day on weekends. Find below the indoor schedule breakdown. The schedule is still subject to change:
June 4, Sat: 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
June 5, Sun: 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
June 6, Mon: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 7, Tue: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 8, Wed: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 9, Thu: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 10, Fri: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 11, Sat: 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
June 12, Sun: 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
INDOOR PASSES & TICKETS:
Pricing for the Single Program Tickets and Passes is TBA. All indoor tickets will be available online only. No cash tickets will be sold at the box office. All purchased online tickets and passes can be picked up at the venue starting one hour before the show.
KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (KFF):
BFF will present the 18th annual KidsFilmFest on the same dates BFF’s films will be presented (June 3 – 12). KFF will offer two film programs. One tailored for kids from 3 to 7 and the other for the “older” crowd, 8 to 15 age group. Festival films are unrated and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action films. Parental Guidance therefore is recommended. Ticket and pass pricing TBA.
AWARDS & PRIZES:
BFF awards 30 winners with prizes totaling $50,000 in cash, film services, and products. All films in the festival are in competition with a few exceptions. To participate to the competition, a film must be at least a NY Premiere. That said, all films, including the non-premieres, can participate in the Audience Award competition. The audience can vote for their favorite films only online, where all the festival films are available. While the prizes for 2022 are TBD, check here the 2021 Awards & Prizes as a vague reference.
NETWORKING & SPECIAL EVENTS:
Organized by the same people who brought to you the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the 501(c)(3) Brooklyn Film Festival is an organization developed from 24 years of experience. Re-branded in 2010, the new BFF rides an enriched mission.
BFF accepts paperless entries via FilmFreeway.com from July 1 through March 10 of the following year. For DEADLINES, FAQ, rules, and to submit visit: + SUBMIT A FILM
To provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.
To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema.
To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.
To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn’s public interest in film through the following means:
- – To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films.
- – To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works.
- – To partner with like-minded organizations to exhibit new and existing works.
To support arts organizations with compatible missions.
To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY